With this step-by-step travel guide to London, we want to help you organize and prepare for your trip. In the easiest and fastest way, so that you can also enjoy the city to the fullest.
Known by many for being one of the most visited cities in the world, as well as being the political and economic capital of the United Kingdom.
We assure you that taking a trip to London is always a great success. So if it was your choice, get ready to enjoy one of the most incredible cities in the world!
After having traveled several times, the first for 10 days, several years ago and repeating the trip to London a couple of years ago in 6 days, now we have decided to return to the city, but to enjoy it little by little for a month.
This time we will stay in the charming Notting Hill, our favorite area of London, from where we will rediscover the city to update and expand the information in this step-by-step travel guide to London.
When To Travel
Although, as happens in many European cities, we could say that any time is a good time to make a getaway to London, there are certain important nuances that you should take into account if you want to enjoy the city to the fullest.
Between the months of June and mid-September, these are the months when more tourists travel to London, prices are higher, but the weather is also usually better, including warmer days and less rainfall.
Another time that is included in the high season is the Christmas period when the city is adorned with lights and trees to experience these days in the most magical way.
Spring and autumn are times when rains and gray skies are usually more present, although there are also fewer tourists and prices tend to be more adjusted. If you don’t mind getting to know the city with a certain risk of rainfall, without a doubt, traveling to London at this time is a wise move note this travel guide.
The months that include winter are the hardest to visit London. With low temperatures, normal rainfall, and even snow, January and February would be the least recommended months to take a trip to London.
Where to sleep in London? Without a doubt, this is one of the questions that you ask us the most and that is also the most difficult to answer. With hundreds of options, in many cases, the price of accommodation is one of the variables that weighs the most when choosing accommodation in London.
In our case, having traveled several times, we have experience in different areas and in the end, we believe that your choice should largely depend on your tastes and needs.
Accommodation In And Around Oxford Street. Soho
This is probably the area most demanded by travelers to stay in London, but also one of the most expensive. Known for being practically the center of the city, here you will be close to most tourist attractions and you will also have a wide gastronomic and leisure offer.
Accommodation In Westminster. Victoria Station Surroundings
In our experience, this area is one of the best areas in London to stay in, due to its good communication with public transport and because it is quite close to many tourist spots in the city.
Accommodation In Chelsea
Although it is one of the most demanded areas to stay on a trip to London, for us it is not the most suitable, since in our opinion it has a quite marked residential area atmosphere.
Despite that, as we mentioned, it is one of the most sought after by travelers and therefore, it is also one of the most expensive.
Paddington And Bayswater Accommodation
These two areas are less contemplated by travelers who come to the city looking for more central areas and due to their good communication with the metro, especially through Paddington station, in addition to being a few steps from many of the tourist attractions, they are It has become for us one of the best hotel areas in London.
Accommodation In Notting Hill
Known for being one of the most coveted and photographed areas of London. Notting Hill is the ideal place for many travelers looking for charming London accommodation, a good location, and an atmosphere with an atmosphere.
It also has perfect metro stations to connect with anywhere in the city.
In our case, on the last trip to London, in which we will spend almost a month in the city, we have rented an apartment with Airbnb, in this area of the city, very close to the subway, one street from Hyde Park and surrounded by recommended restaurants.
Accommodation In The City Of London
Although it is a highly demanded area for business trips, for us this is not a very successful option, especially if you are going to make a getaway to London for a few days, since it is the furthest from the most touristy areas.
Here accommodation is usually cheaper, but the time you must spend getting to the center may not be worth it.
Accommodation In Bloomsbury
Despite being in the most central areas of the city, we have never stayed here. Regardless of this, from what we have read and seen, it is one of the best accommodation options in London, especially if you are going to travel for a few days.
It is also two steps away from the most touristy and most central attractions, so we believe that it is a safe bet.
For more information, you can consult this post about the recommended neighborhoods and hotels to stay in London.
Transport In London
We know that another of the issues that you most worry about on a trip to London is transportation in the city. Before talking in more depth about this topic. We can tell you that it is much easier than it may seem at first glance and that with a few simple travel guides and recommendations, you will be able to move around the city perfectly, like just another Londoner.
London Travel Guide
One of the most important things to know and above all, to enjoy when making a trip to London, is to know some basic information about the city as well as the places that you cannot miss.
This is the only way you can make the most of your time. Something essential if you also travel a few days.
After our 4 trips to the city, the last of a month, staying in Notting Hill, we leave you different posts, in which we talk about places that you cannot miss, essential recommendations … etc that we hope will help you organize your getaway to London in the best way.
Tips For London
If there is something important in a trip to London, like any other destination. It is to know some tips and recommendations as a travel guide to make the trip much more complete and interesting.
It is for this reason that after having been several times in the city and having read a lot about London. We want to leave you a post in which we collect many of the basic aspects of the city. Which we know will be perfect for you to make the most of your time and above all, enjoy your stay to the fullest.
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